The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 149 157 135
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 5
Median daily rate £350 £475 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +47.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
-35.43% -
Security Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2941 3626 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.01% 82.00% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2271 1379
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 140 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 4 £350 -7.40% 4
Merseyside +5 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) XML
3 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 6 (35.29%) Ruby
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Information Assurance
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (29.41%) Selenium
4 5 (29.41%) Information Security
4 5 (29.41%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) PHP
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
5 4 (23.53%) Magento
5 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) ISMS
5 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
5 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 802.15
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) IPv6
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
1 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) JMeter
3 3 (17.65%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) AppScan
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer in Test
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Java Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) BDD
2 6 (35.29%) Information Assurance
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Information Security
4 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) ISMS
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
4 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) V-Model
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Ruby
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM